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By: Maria Larcomb With Valentine’s Day nestled in the center of the month, much of Feb. is dedicated to love. However, although the focus is often solely placed on romantic love, it is essential to recall that there are multiple types of love classified by the Greeks—each of which holds great importance and deserves to be celebrated. Believing love to be innately complex and practically indescribable, the ancient Greeks created six different terms to describe six distinct types of love: eros, passionate love; philia, love of friendship; ludus, playful love; agape, love for everyone; pragma, longstanding love; and philautia, love of…

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By Rafal Matuszczak According to the Department of Transportation, there were 27,875 fatalities from motor vehicle crashes on U.S. roads throughout the first nine months of 2016. This report indicates that the number of people who died is nearly 8 percent higher than it was during the same period in 2015. The increase in fatalities is not an issue that occurred in 2016 only, though. According to CNN Money, the number of fatal crashes in 2015 increased by 7.2 percent when compared to 2014. Although the study indicates that the roads are still much safer than they used to be…

By Kiersten Finch Social media has become a major aspect of our everyday lives. We portray just about every detail of our personal lives on a variety of platforms. However, should we be judged on what we put out there for future employers to see, or should it just stay in our personal lives? A future employer’s biggest fear is failure. When a company hires you, your actions represent them, good or bad. It is crucial to have a perfect image; otherwise, it may cost you your job. Because of this, it is only common sense that your social media…

By Niclas Bez The American Justice system has brought the most prisoners per capita in the world to the United States. Incarceration is the most common form of punishment and rehabilitation for convicted criminals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics in the year of 2013 there were almost 2.2 million people incarcerated in county jail, federal and state prisons. This brings the U.S. to 698 people in prison per 100,000 population. The numbers seem even scarier when compared to history data. According to the Sentencing Project, the numbers of people being incarcerated have quadrupled since the 1980’s. The…

By Travis Farmer The very foundation of democracy is that the populace of a country may choose what happens in said country through voting; and for many people, the United States of America upholds this definition. However, does your vote actually count? With delegates, superdelegates, electors, and other various election-related terms, voting can quickly become confusing. For example, many people think that the popular vote determines who wins the presidency, but the results of the 2016 election prove this to be false. Yes, your vote counts. Everyone who has the capability to vote should do so in every election cycle.…

By Michayne Stoney It may not occur to many people, but food wastage in and around homes, schools, work places, and food stores have been happening at a very alarming rate. Most of this food ends up in landfills, and according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there was disposal of over 35 million tons of food waste in 2013 within the United States. Approximately 95 percent of this ended up in landfills, and at this point, food breaks down to produce methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to climate change. Many agencies, such…

By Danielle Meikle A recent study by Jim Horne, director of the Sleep Research Centre at the Loughborough University, showed that women need about twenty more minutes of sleep than men. According to the study, this difference is accounted for by the fact that women’s brains are more complex, and they also tend to multitask more. According to Horne, “This is because women’s brains are wired differently from men’s and are more complex, so their sleep need will be slightly greater. The average is 20 minutes more, but some women may need slightly more or less than this.” He discussed…

By Emily Kochanski Shed some pounds. Study harder. Overcome that crippling fear of spiders. New year’s resolutions are more than just little promises people make to themselves as they watch the ball descend in Time’s Square; they are goals, something to strive for and keep one motivated in the next year. But according to a recent survey conducted by the Saint Leo Polling Institute, many individuals won’t be making a resolution for 2017. Only about 27 percent of 1,001 surveyed adults planned on actually making a resolution for the new year, the two most common resolutions being saving money and…

By: Kiersten Finch Pop culture has always had a play in the importance of that New Year’s kiss. Movies like “New Year’s Eve” revolve around how crucial it is to get that kiss once the ball drops. Many crave those fireworks and sparks that fly when they finally get that smooch at midnight. The New Year’s kiss is thought to have come about in the Middle Ages. It was said that the person one shares their kiss with would remain with them into the new year, hence why people would usually kiss their significant other. This was also a very…

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